UC Davis Equine Veterinary Program to Expand With Donation of Templeton Farms

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The Center for Equine Health of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine announces the expansion of its equestrian facilities at Templeton Farms on California’s Central Coast, thanks to a donation of 52 hectares from dedicated equestrian Gina Bornino-Miller.

UC Davis Alumna Bornino-Miller and her late husband William J. Miller opened Templeton Farms in 2011 as a world-class sport horse training, sales and breeding facility near Paso Robles. Templeton Farms is home to generations of performance horses as well as a thriving retirement program.

“I’m very excited to donate Templeton Farms to my alma mater,” said Bornino-Miller. “It was our dream to build a world-class facility and I look forward to developing it further to advance horse health and veterinary training in the years to come.”

This donation will support the Center for Equine Health’s mission to advance the health, welfare, performance, and veterinary care of horses through research, education, and public services. The additional location offers new opportunities to bring veterinary students, residents, researchers and veterinarians together to address important equine health issues.

“We are incredibly grateful to Gina for this extraordinary donation that supports the future of equine medicine,” said Carrie Finno, director of the Center for Equine Health. “Templeton Farms is a spectacular property with a tremendous reputation and we are committed to providing top-notch guest care while enhancing our research and education efforts to improve horse health and performance.”

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine serves the California population by providing the highest quality educational, research, clinical, and public utilities to promote and contribute to animal health and care, environmental health, and public health to accomplish the economy.

“UC Davis is known as a leader in equine health,” said Mark Stetter, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. “Gina’s trust in the farm she and William started will give us new opportunities to fulfill our mission in California and serve the equine community.”

More details, including when to expand, will be announced in the new year.